"Being able to share a development vision with a city that understands and appreciates the value of working together to solve problems is fundamental in developing a successful project. We had a mutual level of respect in creating the plan that just continued through the construction phase."

- Charles Smith
Co-Managing Partner, Westrust


The City of Lake Forest encourages effective public/private partnerships to achieve business growth and economic vitality.  The City holds the philosophy that a partnership succeeds not through investment alone, but through a shared vision and mutual commitment among all parties involved.  It is because of this philosophy that the City's public/private partnerships have proven to be successful.  Examples include the renowned Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest, which attracts more than 100,000 visitors per year, and The Arbor on El Toro, the City's newest shopping, entertainment and dining district.  The City brings this philosophy to its Business Development and Attraction program, which provides a vast array of resources to our business community.  The City's goal is to work cooperatively and creatively with its corporate partners to promote business growth and expansion 


Please contact City staff at (949) 461-3567 or email economicdevelopment@lakeforestca.gov for more information about the great programs and resources available to Lake Forest businesses.